Thornbury 10k

The  next Thornbury 10k race is planned for 13th July  2017 at 19:30. More details to follow, but plans are currently to follow the same route and arrangements as 2016.

The Thornbury 10k race on Thursday 14th July 2016 race was FULL with 300 entries and the results are here thanks to chip timing by Full on Sport. 

Race information below is for reference. See you again next year, or want to try the Oldbury Power ten miler?

Minimum Age 15 Years. Race start 19:30, with chip timing. Please allow time for parking and collecting your race number.

Entries are £13 affiliated and £15 unaffiliated. But team entries of five runners are the price of four (see team page link below).

Please do not wear headphones when running. In line with UKA rule 240 supp.5 we are banning the wearing of listening devices as the race is being run on a single carriageway road not closed to other road users.

All numbers and chips to be collected from the Rugby Club HQ on the day of the race.

The accurately measured course is on quiet undulating country lanes on the outskirts of Thornbury where you will be well looked after by Thornbury Running Club’s friendly and encouraging marshals.

A relaxed, hassle-free, but – for those who want it – very competitive road race over the ever-popular 10k distance with chip timing.

There will be substantial cash prizes for breaking the course record as well as team prizes.

Plenty of help and encouragement too for those trying the distance for the first time and no cut-off time.

For more details please click on the following links:

Competitive runners

Team players

Not so serious runners!

Race HQ at Thornbury Rugby Club (BS35 1LG) offers easy parking, as well as changing facilities, showers and after race bar and snacks.

The Start is a few minutes’ walk from Thornbury Rugby Club. The route is through Rockhampton, up Moorslade Lane to the A38, back down Sundayshill Lane, then back to the Finish at the Rugby Club. Click here for the route. Km markers are shown on map below.

Water will be available after the finish thanks to

Optimus logo Optimus logo address

Race enquiries to Race Directors Ros Rowland or Emma Barnes

A big thank you to Up and Running, Westbury Park, Bristol branch, who are sponsoring this race, providing race numbers and support.

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Sundayshill route

The 2015 event took place on 9th July and more than 220 completed the course, including those who completed our beginners’ training as running novices. 

For results click here.

2015 Race Report

We had Sunshine and more than 220 finishers. The results team had their work cut out as groups of runners steamed in – literally in some cases.

There were good runs by many, though the course record was not broken and the £100 prizes were not claimed. For the first time we had pacers for the 10K, and this proved to be helpful for some of the runners getting their personal bests.

First back was Ciaran McQuade (Senior, Bristol & Westbury Ringers) in 34:54. First woman was local Rebecca Awde in 40:39.

IF YOU CAN DREAM IT YOU CAN ACHIEVE IT.
There should be a special mention of our Beginners. They were trained by Thornbury Running Club volunteers, headed by our chief coach Craig. But they can’t be called beginners any more as they have now  raced 10 km!  (Double the usual beginners’ distance of 5 km.) They were bib numbers:

131 Cathy Watkins 1:08:24
153 Justine Poulton 1:11:34
160 Laura Woodward 58:51
166 Julie Freke 1:11:20
167 Kayleigh Griffiths 1:08:15
190 Vera Lees 1:08:12
192 Emma Thornell 1:11:01
216 Wendy Fraser 1:05:49

A special mention also to Sarah Willcox of Dursley, who completed her first 10K race.

Winners
1st Male – Ciaran McQuade (Bristol & Westbury Ringers) – 34.54
2nd Male (MV45) – Nick Smart (Bristol & Westbury Ringers)- 35.15
3rd Male – Robert Farley – 36.50

1st Lady – Rebecca Awde – 40.39
2nd Lady (LV45) – Jane Colman – 42.38
3rd Lady (LV45) – Louise Cronin – 43.16

MV40 – Jason Bidwell (FCH-A Team)- 39.13
MV45 – Nick Fay (Bristol & Westbury Ringers)  – 37.25
MV50 – Jim Godden (TRC)- 40.11
MV55 – Lee Christmas – 38.11
MV60 – Peter Cotterill – 41.45
MV65 – Christopher Taylor 45.12
MV60 – Benjamin Brian 104.13

LV40 – A Hendy – 46.33
LV45 – Maria Hobbs – 45.56
LV50 – Teresa Oaks – 53.34
LV50 – Christine Rose – 52.09
LV55 – Brenda Avery – 49.17

1st Male Team – Bristol & Westbury Ringers  (Ciaran McQuade, Nick Smart, Nick Faye)

1st Ladies Team – JJM Fitness (Kelly Winstone, Ella Brimble, Rowan Mackenzie)

As you could see, improvements were going on at the Rugby Club, our Race HQ. We worked hard with them to make the event go ahead and  found them very accommodating to make our event successful.

Mr Cullimore allowed us to use the Field for parking as for the first time in years we took him up on his offer, for which we are grateful . Severn Ambulance was our medical back up but to my knowledge were not needed .We would like to thank Harriet Smith (who was also running) Norville opticians for supplying bottles of water for all our finishers. A well needed drink for the end of a hot night. Sports Scientist Steve Bowen of Lucozade Sport was also present to iffer advice and energy drinks.

Lastly, thanks to the club volunteer marshals . We hope we made the event run smoothly and cheered on the runners. A big THANK YOU to you all.

Ros Rowland,  joint Race Director.

  Sundayshill 10k 2006